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Rest StopFontes viewpoint
Take the necessary precautions for high temperatures in summer and slippery terrain in the winter. The levels of difficulty and times given are only indicative. They were calculated on a physical effort basis and do not include stops. Make your estimate by analising the technical data of path to be taken.
SOS Emergency: 112
SOS Forest: 117
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Despite being a recent parish, there are records of human presence in Fontes dating back to the Chalcolithic period. It boasts a rich ecosystem resulting from the diverse existing vegetation (maritime pine, eucalyptus, arbutus, heather, olive trees and other tree species). Given the natural richness of the region, one of the most important economic activities is logging and cutting, transporting and selling timber, as well as agriculture and carpentry. The construction of the hydroelectric dam in Castelo do Bode (1951) flooded populated centres and arable land, which conditioned settlement and sustainability. On the other hand, it facilitated the enjoyment of the landscape and access to the Zêzere waters.
Souto is a veritable natural paradise, surrounded by pine groves, with a rich ecosystem resulting from varied vegetation and the excellent conditions for the development of fish species.